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Saturday, August 30, 2008 Cheryl, Community Member, asks

Q: I have to go for an examination on my breast as i have developed an inverted nipple. I am 35 years o

ld, i have two small children and i have had this condition for about 18mths. My appointment is on wednesday this week, but i have waited so long and have read this could be a sympthom of breast cancer,could you enlighten me please. Cheryl.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
8/30/08 5:49pm

Hi Cheryl - I'm glad you're going to get this checked out. An inverted nipple can indeed be a symptom of breast cancer. it can also be a symptom of other things; or it could just be your body doing its own thing. You've made the right move; and on Wednesday, you'll get some answers to your questions. Best of luck to you - PJH

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s, Community Member
8/31/08 11:10pm

Yes, it could be a symptom, so it is so good you are getting it checked out.  You'll get your answers.  I was diagnosed 18 months ago with breast cancer, also have 2 small kids, they were 9 months and 3 years at the time.  If you do have to deal with this, there are resources I would be happy to share with you. Best of luck.

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By Cheryl, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/04/12, First Published: 08/30/08